When White Women’s Tears Matter More than Black Lives

The Daily Beast

By now, we have all heard about Amy Cooper, the White woman going viral after calling the police on Christian Cooper, no relation, a Black man after he asked her to put her dog on a leash in The Ramble, a nature preserve in New York City.

Rather than leash her dog, Amy instead chooses to argue with Christian, escalating to what happens next in the viral video, which shows…

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Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.